A Black Woman Magic Moment Happened in The White House
Change has to start somewhere where there is a lack of inclusion, diversity, and opportunity. On Thursday, the sun was bright and beaming as Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by a 53-47 win to become the 116 Supreme Court Justice, marking the historical day. Jackson is the first Black woman to be appointed on the bench.
Before the verdict was confirmed, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called the moment a "joyous, momentous, groundbreaking day." Schumer went on to say, "In the 233-year history of the Supreme Court, never, never has a Black woman held the title of Justice. Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first, and I believe the first of more to come."
Jackson's list of accomplishments are very impressive by far and too much to list. Despite some of her peers degrading and attempting to sweep her accomplishments down the drain, saying she was not going to be a right selection throughout the selection process, Jackson spoke in a very calm and respectful manner. Not allowing any of the negative comments to knock her off her game. After it was all said and done, Jackson showed the world that you can achieve any dream that you want, if you are willing to fight for it.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama had this to say about Jackson. "I was so moved to see Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed this afternoon. Like so many of you, I can’t help but feel a sense of pride—a sense of joy—to know that this deserving, accomplished Black woman will help chart our nation’s course,"